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Black Magick - Voodoo Brewing Company

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Ratings: 300
Reviews: 204
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 12.65%
Wants: 400
Gots: 71 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Voodoo Brewing Company visit their website
Pennsylvania, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

This is an Imperial Stout that is of great strength and complexity. We then gently age that beer in Elaigh Craig 13 1/2 year old Bourbon Barrels for 6 months to 1 yr. and then primed and bottled to bottle condition for continued aging and celler life. Black Magick should be able to be aged up to about 5 years, to heighten the complexity and smooth nature of this beer.

First Black Magick brewed in Feb 2007. Released 2009. = 15% ABV

Second Black Magick brewed in 2009 and released 2011. = 15.5% ABV

(Beer added by: WVbeergeek on 07-05-2006)
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Photo of Rutager
3.93/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2011 bottle. Thanks Mikesgroove!

Appearance. Pours thick and black with a very thin orangy brown head that rises up after the pour and fades quickly to a faint ring.

Smell. Wow, much bourbon, so beer! Anyways, ya lots of bourbon, licorice and some dark chocolate, a bit of wood and vanilla.

Taste. Good amount of bourbon again, black licorice, some bakers chocolate in the finish followed by a little bit of bitter oak.

Mouthfeel. Full body, actually quite thick and a little bit sticky on the lips. Very low and smooth carbonation.

Overall. Not the best tasting beer but an enjoyable bourbon bomb. If I was a big bourbon fan this would probably kick more ass.

Rutager, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

spycow, Friday at 11:07 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

trxxpaxxs, Sep 26, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

thebouch01, Sep 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

mild to medium oxidized at this point for 2011 bottle

gueuzedreg, Sep 03, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +12.2%

BigRizz62, Aug 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.3%

tommyguz, Aug 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

vande, Jun 22, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

HUGE thanks to my boy ryanschwam for sending this retired gem my way!

A: poured vigorously into snifter. Pitch black, no head to be found, just an outer ring of foam/lacing around the glass.

S: notes of leather, heavy oak and tobacco, the slightest bit of oxidation and booze.

T: this thing still tastes like a million bucks for the age she has on her! Huge oak and tobacco/leather notes, chocolate/vanilla and noticeable, but super smooth bourbon. I couldn't be more impressed w/ the taste on this one.

M: on the low side, but works well here because the taste just cuts through everything. I'm so blown away by the flavor profile on this beer that everything else has become an afterthought.

O: an incredible treat that I thought I'd never get to experience. The highlight of this one for me, was the taste. A true sipper that's held it's own for the last 5 years and I couldn't be happier to have had the opportunity to enjoy it. Thanks again Ryan!

egrace84, May 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

zestar, May 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

ramrod666, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

greg4579, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

HoppyBastard2, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

BryanK, Feb 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

wiltznucs, Jan 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

athomasPSU, Jan 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

DeutschesBier, Dec 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

browniewithnuts, Sep 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

mendvicdog, Sep 20, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

IrishColonial, Sep 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

sliverX, Aug 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

laxer8811, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

metalgdog, Aug 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

imfrommichigan, Aug 12, 2013
Photo of Phelps
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sent by sholland119 as part of the Blind Beers BIF. I poured it into my New Belgium globe. A fairly rough pour begets hardly any head at all -- the black syrup coming out of the wrapped bottle gives up just a few tan bubbles.

Smooth cocoa, a hint of anise, some molasses, a little maple, some lactose, hints of hops both piney and earthy.

I can tell this is a powerful stout. Ethanol is the major flavor contributor, assaulting tongue, throat and nostrils with trip to the lips. Beneath the booze, some dark fruits (plums, prunes) can be detected along with dark chocolate, anise, toast and a smooth nuttiness. Earthy hops are here as well.

The body is as ginormous as I expect the alcohol content to be -- this stuff is thick as heavy cream. Carbonation is mild yet pinching. Alcohol is currently providing me way more warmth than is necessary on this balmy Arizona summer night.

A thick, powerful brew. If I had it again, I'd probably try to find at least two other people with whom I could split the bottle.

Phelps, Jul 17, 2013
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Black Magick from Voodoo Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 300 ratings.